life lessons from writing

Last month, I dared myself to do something I thought was impossible, to write for 30 days in a row. CONTINUE READING

Why Be Creative? 10 Reasons to Make the Leap

by Alli Polin on November 4, 2014

learn to unleash your creativity through intentional action

A few weeks ago I wrote about my children and their commitment to the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program.  In my effort to support them, I’ve decided to throw my hat in the ring too.  All it takes to “win” is 50,000 words in 30 days.  Easy peasy? I doubt it.  I know all of the reasons “why not” and have been going over and over them in my mind, but excuses kill creativity.  I’ve finally started to ask a much better question: “Why be creative?” I’ve been sitting on the fence long enough – change only happens with action.


Five Words for Your Life and Leadership

by Alli Polin on December 31, 2013

Words Set our Tone, Attitude and Intention for the Year

I love watching my children color.  They do it with so much focus and pure creativity (in other words, while they’re in process, they leave judgement at the door).  Rarely do I hear them freak out that their creation didn’t turn out just as planned; instead of crying over a bad choice, they simply turn it into something new that works.